Barbara Snowden, president of the Currituck County Historical Society,  leads a memorial service for Col. Henry Shaw, for whom Shawboro is named, Saturday. Shaw, a Confederate officer, was killed Feb. 1, 1864, during a skirmish with Union troops at Batchelder's Creek.
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Barbara Snowden, president of the Currituck County Historical Society, leads a memorial service for Col. Henry Shaw, for whom Shawboro is named, Saturday. Shaw, a Confederate officer, was killed Feb. 1, 1864, during a skirmish with Union troops at Batchelder's Creek.

Proper burial: Marker honors Civil War officer

By William F. West

The Daily Advance

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SHAWBORO — The life of a Confederate officer killed in action 149 years ago was honored on Saturday afternoon with a memorial ceremony at his grave at what was his home place, just off the curve of N.C. Highway 34.

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Good history lesson

This event was an excellent tool for promoting preservation of local history. I know of at least one person who drove by during the event and thought it was "a regular funeral". This provided the opportunity to inform people about some of the facts concerning local history and demonstrated that there was community support for events such as this which was sponsored by the Currituck County Historical Society. Special thanks on the back of the program credit Ann Bell, Ray Etheridge, Alex Leary, William F. Martin Camp 50, E.G. Swain, and Twifor Funeral Home.

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